YTB 04: Family Travel + Australian Road Trip

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Welcome to the family travel stage of our lives. In this episode, we’ll share how we proved you could still travel despite having kids!

We share how we incorporated international travel very early in our children’s lives with trips to Fiji, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

We then made the giant leap to travel full time around Australia, which lasted 18 months and started in a tent. We discuss:

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  • Kalyra and Savannah’s first overseas trips ( 6 months; 8 weeks)
  • How a trip to Thailand changed our family travel focus
  • Why we decided to travel around Australia full time
  • How we left with little money and why we slept in a tent for the first three months
  • How we traveled for the rest of the road trip
  • How our blog grew and specific partnerships that helped things turn around
  • Some of our Australian highlights
  • More international Travel: Philippines and Singapore
  • Living in Burleigh and making another life changing decision
White Beach Boracay Island is one of the best beaches in the Philippines. Sand sculpting is very popular Click to read tips on things to do in Boracay with kids.


  • Therapeutic indulgence in Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Does travel have to stop once you have kids?
  • 19 Helpful Tips for traveling to Thailand with Kids
  • Exciting things to do on Boracay Island, Philippines
  • Fun Things to do Singapore with Kids
  • Handing Driving tips for Australia
  • Distance Education in Australia (homeschooling)
  • 14 things that went wrong on our Australian road trip
  • 14 Best Road Trips in Australia
  • Thoughts on our last day of the Australian road trip
Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia


  • Best of Australia tips
  • 28 Top Things to do in Broome, Western Australia
  • Best Things to do in Margaret River with Kids
  • 9 ways to experience the magic of Uluru
  • How to explore Kakadu National Park
  • 2 day trip to the Daintree Rainforest
  • How to visit the Great Barrier Reef
  • 8 Awesome Things to do in Burleigh

Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Videos of Australian travels

Our Travel Story Podcasts

  1. Episode 1: Solo Travel and Working Abroad before we met
  2. Episode 2: Our 5 year honeymoon living and traveling the world
  3. Episode 3: The Dark times and Birth of the girls and travel blog
  4. Episode 4: Embracing Family Travel and our 18 month Australian road trip
  5. Episode 5: Getting a green card and traveling the US (our dream realized)

YTB 04: Family Travel + Australian Road Trip
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